Whose City? Chicago & Global Capital: Occupy Chicago Education Committee Conference




Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 12:00pm to Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 6:00pm


500 W. Cermak, Rooms 501 and 700


Occupy Chicago Education Committee

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Saturday, March 3

Panel Discussion 1: "Analysis and Reflections on the Occupy Movement": Noon - 2 p.m.

  • Room 700, facilitated by Marissa Brown (Occupy the South Side), Brit Schulte (Occupy Chicago), Stephen Eisenman (Northwestern University) and Joe Macaré (writer and editor)

Teach-in Series "Whose City?" Session 1: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

"A Short and Irreverent History of the G8 and NATO"

  • Room 700, facilitated by Eric Ruder

"Immigrant Justice, Chicago & Global Capitalism"

  • Room 501, facilitated by Mario Cardenas

Teach-in Series "Whose City?" Session 2: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

"Health Disparities in Chicago"

  • Room 700, facilitated by Professor Dorothy Roberts (Northwestern University)

"Walmart: Big Retail Employment and the 99%"

  • Room 501, facilitated by Janel Bailey


Sunday, March 4

Teach-In Series "Whose City?" Session 3: Noon - 1:30 p.m.

"Chicago and the Human Right to Housing"

  • Room 700, facilitated by Janet L. Smith (UIC) and Loren Taylor (Occupy Our Homes)

"Environmental Justice, Chicago & Global Capitalism"

  • Room 501, facilitated by Jerry Mead-Lucero (P.E.R.R.O)


  • Room 501, facilitated by Brian Holmes (European Graduate School)

Teach-In Series "Whose City?" Session 4: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

"Corporations Declare War Against Public Education"

  • Room 700, facilitated by Bill Watkins (UIC) and Jackson Potter (CTU staff coordinator)

"Utility Profiteering and How to Fight It"

  • Room 501, facilitated by Virginia Miller (Midwest Workers Association)

Panel Discussion 2: "Our City: Occupying, Decolonizing, Mobilizing": 4 - 6 p.m.

  • Room 700, facilitated by Todd Freeman, Brian Holmes, Crystal Vance Guerra (Occupa El Barrio, Occupy Chicago) and Toby Chow (Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation)


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